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Essie Murdock - October 27, 2019


Essie Woody Murdock, age 84, formerly of the Bear Creek community in Bakersville, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

Born on September 18, 1935 in Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Alonzo and Florence Wilson Woody. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Murdock, Jr. who passed away in 2007. Also preceding her in death were her brothers; A.D., Herman, Opal Lane, and Clarence Howard Woody.

Essie was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church. She sang in the church choir and taught the Young Married Sunday School class for many years. She loved her family and was particularly fond of her granddaughters. They were her world and she enjoyed supporting and attending their activities and events. She also supported her daughter, Sherry in her ministry at several churches over the years. In her spare time, she enjoyed her flowers, shopping, and traveling.

Left to cherish her memories are her daughter; Sherry Edwards and husband, Kevin of Winston Salem, NC; her granddaughters; Hannah and Chesnee Edwards of Winston Salem, NC; her sister-in-law; Becky Bernard of Marion; special friends; Andrea Valero, Jeanette Upton, Betsy Leach and caregivers; Paulette Shannon and Kiara Davis; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service for Essie Murdock on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Bear Creek Baptist Church with the Rev’s. Bruce Cannon, Ron Allen and her nephew, Rev. Doug Woody officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends will be on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the church. Graveside service and interment will be at 10:00 am on Friday, November 1, 2019 in the Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to; Embrace Church of High Point, C/O Sherry Edwards, 1304 Meadowland Drive, Winston Salem, NC 27017.

 

 

Christian Sympathy

 

Rev. Bruce & Wendy Cannon and the congregation of Bear Creek Baptists Church extend our deepest Christian sympathy to ...

...the family of Jolene Baker in her passing on Saturday, November 3, 2019.  Jolene was the sister of Wanda Smith, aunt of Keith (Kim) Smith and Shannon (Michelle) Smith.

...the family of Essie Murdock, age 84, in her passing on Sunday, October 27, 2019.  Essie was the wife of the late Virgil Murdock, Jr. She was the mother of Sherry (Kevin) Edwards, grandmother of Hannah & Chesnee Edwards.

...the family of Betty McKinney, age 88, in her passing on October 18, 2019.  She was the siser/sister-in-law of Ken & Peggy Howell, aunt of Craig (Kathryn) Howell.

...the family of Jennifer Ann Hoilman, age 47, in her passing on October 20, 2019.  She was the mother of Kyler, Kaleb & Kolton Hoilman.  She was the daughter of Eddie & Kathy Tunks, sister of Sarah & Daniel Tunks.  Ann was the niece of Vicky (Tony) Hoilman & Carol (Travis) Autrey.  She was the aunt of Dale (Karla) Buchanan, Wendy (Mark) Boone, Nikki (Jeff) Webb, John Autrey & Cassie (Brian) York.

...the family of Teresa Carswell in her passing on Saturday, October 12, 2019.  Teresa was the daughter of Joh & Cora Lee Hildebran, niece of Addy (Joyce) Greene, Arthur (Doris) Greene & Reva (Tommy) Willis.

...the family of Carolyn Sparks Diemer, age 81, of Lynchburg, VA in her passing on September 22, 2019.  Formerly of the Ledger community, she was the daughter of the late Hankins & Myrtle Sparks.

...the family of June Atkins, age 96, in her passing on Sunday, September 22, 2019.  She was the mother/mother-in-law of Robin & David Grindstaff, grandmother of Haley (Casey) Lee & Chad (Leanna) Grindstaff, grandmother of Cassidy & Cassen Lee.

...the family of Phyllis Duncan, age 83, in her passing on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Formerly of Mitchell County, Phyllis was the wife of the late Donald Duncan.  She was the sister-in-law of Ruth Grindstaff and Jerry (Annette) Duncan.

...the family of David Buchanan, age 62, in his passing on August 11, 2019.  David was the brother/brother-in-law of Annette & Jerry Duncan.

...the family of Grover Wade Edwards, age 88, in his passing on June 13, 2019.  Wade was the husband of Jean Edwards.  He was the father/father-in-law of Jeff & Ella Edwards, grandfather of Jennifer (Alex) & Olivia.  He was the uncle of Eddie (Linda) Duncan.

...the family of David Buchanan, age 40, in his passing on June 5, 2019.  David was the son of Jerry & Sandra Buchanan.

...the family of Bonnie McEntire, age 77, in her passing on May 8th, 2019.  She was the wife of Jerrill McEntire, mother/mother-in-law of Ted and Tiffany McEntire and grandmother of Ally & Addison McEntire.

...the family of Rex McKinney in his passing on April 9th.  He was the father/father-in-law of Rocky & Connie McKinney, grandfather of Kaleb McKinney.

...the family of Laura Yelton, age 89, in her passing on March 8, 2019.  Laura was the mother of Sharon (Cotton) Hobson, Janice (Larry) Sparks, mother-in-law of Kenny Buchanan.  She was also the grandmother of Ashley Buchanan.

...the family of Honnie Woodby, age 90, in her passing on March 6, 2019.  She was the mother/mother-in-law of Patricia & Scott Thomas, grandmother of Seth & Aaron Thomas.

...the family of Willie Whitten in her passing on February 27, 2019.  She was the mother/mother-in-law of Yevonne & Johnny Duncan.

...the family of Vida Carpenter, age 88, in her passing on January 19, 2019.  She was the grandmother of Jennifer (Israel) Gibson.

...the family of Nina Stewart, age 85, in her passing on January 9, 2019.  Nina was the mother/mother-in-law of Janie & Buster Yelton, grandmother of Tabitha (Billy) Robinson.  Nina was the aunt of Elain Mabe & Jr. (Beverly) Buchanan.

...the family of Zoe Ellis, age 19, in her passing on January 11, 2019.  Zoe was the daughter of Scott & Wendy Ellis, sister of Jada McMahan & Erin Greene.  She was the granddaughter of Kenny & Marcella Miller & Rosalyn Ellis, niece of Eddie Miller & Lesia (Phillip) Hise.  She was the great granddaughter of Faye Boone. 

...the family of Chris Ollis

...the family of Henry Street

...the family of Harry Ackner, brother/brother-in-law of Rich and Carol Ackner

...the family of Carolyn Staton, aunt of Linda Edwards & Amy Hollifield